Jobless rates in Burbank, Glendale edge up even as state's goes down

Burbank and Glendale saw slight upticks in their unemployment rates in May, even as the jobless rate dropped overall for California.

Glendale and Burbank both saw their unemployment numbers edge up by 0.1%, coming in at 9.7% and 9.0%, respectively. according to statistics released today by the California Employment Development Department.

Meanwhile, the state unemployment rate dropped to 10.8% last month from 10.9% in April, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Other cities in the region remained steady.

Pasadena remained at 8.4%, La Cañada Flintridge held at 4.3% and the La Crescenta-Montrose area didn’t budge from 5.4%.

Jobless rates in San Marino and South Pasadena were unchanged at 5% and 5.5%, respectively.

Statewide, the unemployment figure dipped by 0.1% to 10.8%.

Looking at job growth in various industries throughout Los Angeles County, residential construction rose by 5.6%, but colleges and universities took a 5.8% hit.

-- Mark Kellam, Times Community News

Twitter: @LAMarkKellam

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